A Statesboro man and woman were arrested last week on drug and other criminal charges.
Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said about 10:30 Friday morning the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit executed a search warrant at 210 Maple Street in reference to a burglary and narcotics investigation. Investigators found property that had been stolen from recent burglaries. Turner also said the investigators learned that the residence was a local source for the distribution of a significant amount of crack cocaine.
The search of the residence yielded over $3,600.00 worth of crack cocaine and $840.00 worth of marijuana. Investigators seized an undisclosed amount of U.S.currency. Two televisions that were reported stolen in two different burglaries earlier this year were also recovered during the search.
Officers arrested 25 year old Demetrius Lavelle Lee of East Jones Avenue and 59 year old Verna Lanier of Maple Street.
Lee was charged with one count each of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Drug Related Objects and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
Lanier was charged with one count each of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also submit anonymous information to www.tipsoft.com or text a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.